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Emission Trading Scheme imbalance will cost New Zealanders.

Recent updates to the Government’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) are a mixed bag according to sources in the New Zealand Forestry industry. Source: Timberbiz Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett announced a raft of changes in the fraught area of global emissions. Key players in the F
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ETS may reduce forest planting when more is needed

New Zealand forest owners and wood processors say they appreciate the government needs to fine tune the Emissions Trading Scheme, but they believe present uncertainty in the ETS might lead to a reduction in forest planting, just when it needs to increase. Source: Timberbiz The Chair o
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Prime Minister to speak at AFPA’s industry dinner

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has announced that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be speaking at AFPA’s Industry Gala Dinner on Tuesday 12 September 2017 at the Great Hall in Parliament House.  Source: Timberbiz The Prime Minister will be delivering the keynote
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Almost 126,000 employed in renewable energy UK

The UK’s renewable energy industry, including heat, power and transport, employed a record 125,940 people in 2015/16, according to a new report. Source: Bioenergy News The report is called REView 2017 and is the sector’s  annual publication. The number of jobs grew by 2.5% between 201
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Supersized firefighter

The Global SuperTanker – the largest, fastest, and most technologically advanced aerial firefighter in the world – has received interim approval from the US Interagency Airtanker Board (IAB) to fight fires in the United States. Source: Timberbiz The 17-month approval is si
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FWPA Grower Research Advisory Committee

Following the restructured engagement process, FWPA has embedded a new grower-focused voluntary matching program within its operations, off the back of extensive industry consultation. Source: Timberbiz Over the last 18 months, a number of major growers have worked together to fund a
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Firefighters wanted by NSW Forestry Corp

In the wake of one of the Hunter’s worst fire seasons on record, the call has gone out for seasonal firefighters to help bolster local firefighting ranks during the coming summer months. Source: Maitland Mercury NSW Forestry Corporation is advertising locally for firefighters in
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Celebrating the return of traditional burning

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio joined Aboriginal Elders from the Dja Dja Wurrung community to hold a ceremony celebrating the historic return of traditional burning to their lands. Source: Timberbiz This year two traditional burns — thought to be t
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Practical sawmilling workshops key to WoodTECH 2017

Two years ago – over two weeks – the FIEA WoodTECH technology series achieved a record turnout of local sawmilling companies.  Over 350 delegates attended. Source: Timberbiz All major sawmilling companies in addition to leading tech providers from throughout Australasia, North America
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